Kalousek considering leaving politics


Czech Finance Minister Miroslav Kalousek is considering leaving the Christian Democratic Party. Mr. Kalousek said in an online discussion on the Czech EU presidency website that he was seriously considering ending his political career and not to running in the autumn parliamentary elections. He said he would make the decision on the basis of the outcome of the party’s national conference in May. Mr.Kalousek, who has engaged in numerous public disputes with party leader Jiří Čunek, said he had given the matter serious consideration